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  • Good to Know: Students pursue college degrees, not debt

    August 2017 - Good to Know: Students pursue college degrees, not debt

    Planning for their futures, Alanna Coughlin, Jay Ohman and Andrea Santoro chose not to saddle their parents – or themselves – with out-of-control college debts.


  • MassBay team tops in cyber contest

    August 2017 - MassBay team tops in cyber contest

    MassBay Community College’s student cyber secruity team placed first at the National Cyber League 2017 Postseason Championship Competition.


  • More College Students Learn by Doing

    July 2017 - More College Students Learn by Doing

    At Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley, students work on critical thinking, leadership and other skills before embarking on a project.


  • Framingham: MassBay’s automated mannequin ‘Victoria’ gives birth

    July 2017 - Framingham: MassBay’s automated mannequin ‘Victoria’ gives birth

    “Victoria,” an automated mannequin, “bleeds,” cries, blinks, breathes, cries out, has seizures, turns blue, and gives birth. All you need is $62,000 and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.


  • Students demonstrate robot projects at MassBay

    July 2017 - Students demonstrate robot projects at MassBay

    After taking some advice from his high school teachers and parents, 17-year old Taiyo Shapiro decided to exercise the right side of his brain and enrolled in a summer robotics course that focused on a potential area of interest - engineering.


  • Toyota Announces MassBay Automotive Program Expansion

    July 2017 - Toyota Announces MassBay Automotive Program Expansion

    MassBay Community College and Toyota Motor North America announced today plans to revamp its to address the nationwide shortage of highly skilled automotive technician and filling workforce demands in the Greater Boston area and throughout the U.S.


  • Toyota awards tech certification to MassBay

    July 2017 - Toyota awards tech certification to MassBay

    Looking for a job? According to MassBay Community College and Toyota, the market is ripe for properly trained automotive technicians.


  • Baker strips provision tying MassBay funds to Framingham

    July 2017 - Baker strips provision tying MassBay funds to Framingham

    Gov. Charlie Baker stripped a provision from the state budget that would have required MassBay Community College’s new campus to be built in Framingham.


  • July 2017 - FSU at MassBay - Turning a New Leaf in Transfer Partnership Agreements

    In this interview, Lisa Slavin reflects on the thinking and work that went behind FSU@MassBay and shares advice for other institutional leaders considering innovative transfer programs of their own.


  • July 2017 - MassBay to offer RN/BS in Nursing pathway

    Campus News Website - The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education is working directly with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association to help prepare qualified employees to take over for an influx in retiring nurses.


  • Framingham State, MassBay streamline process for nursing students

    July 2017 - Framingham State, MassBay streamline process for nursing students

    The RN to BS in Nursing Program aims to streamline the process for Mass Bay students to earn a bachelor’s degree at Framingham State.


  • Mass Bay, Framingham State program helps make nursing degree affordable

    July 2017 - Mass Bay, Framingham State program helps make nursing degree affordable

    Students enrolled in the Registered Nurse (RN) program at Mass Bay will be given the option to seamlessly transfer their 75 college credits to Framingham State’s bachelor’s degree program.


  • MetroWest schools adapt to meet workforce demands

    July 2017 - MetroWest schools adapt to meet workforce demands

    MassBay Community College launched its new home health aide certificate program this week to address what could be an impeding crisis: too few paraprofessionals in the health care field.


  • Coakley addresses hacking, cloud concerns

    June 2017 - Coakley addresses hacking, cloud concerns

    WELLESLEY HILLS - Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said recent years had brought a raft of information security concerns in the business, national security and political arenas, but is optimistic the problems could be addressed. Coakley, in the keynote speech at MassBay Community College’s Information Security Summit Thursday, discussed securing data in the cloud - that is, data stored at remote sites, not on a user’s own device.


  • Natick residents honored at MassBay Community College

    May 2017 - Natick residents honored at MassBay Community College

    Natick residents Alan Savill and Jessica Wilson were honored at MassBay Community College’s 55th commencement ceremony. Savill was awarded the Divisional Award for his 4.0 GPA in the Division of Business and Professional Studies.Wilson was awarded the Divisional Award for her 4.0 GPA for the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • Framingham resident honored at MassBay Community College

    May 2017 - Framingham resident honored at MassBay Community College

    Framingham resident Megan Grandolfi was awarded the Divisional Award for her 4.0 GPA for the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. She plans to enroll in MassBay’s nursing program.


  • Movers & Shakers for May 28, 2017

    May 2017 - Movers & Shakers for May 28, 2017

    Bernard Brown, of Westborough, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation, the awarding body for the highest national undergraduate prize for science, engineering and mathematics.


  • Medfield resident selected as MassBay representative

    May 2017 - Medfield resident selected as MassBay representative

    MassBay Community College announce that Associate of Science nursing student Elizabeth Halliday, of Medfield, has been selected as MassBay’s representative for the Department of Higher Education’s 29 Who Shine award.


  • WHDH - Channel 7 - Commencement 2017

    May 2017 - WHDH - Channel 7 - Commencement 2017

    Lindsey Gaetani, of Dedham, is a single mother to a young son. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology but could not afford to get her masters after racking up more than $70,000 in student loans.


  • CBS - WBZ Channel 4 - Commencement 2017

    May 2017 - CBS - WBZ Channel 4 - Commencement 2017

    BOSTON (CBS) – Lindsey Gaetani has the honor of delivering this year’s commencement speech, and it’s well worth a listen.


  • NBC Boston - Formerly Homeless Mom to Receive Nursing Degree

    May 2017 - NBC Boston - Formerly Homeless Mom to Receive Nursing Degree

    One formerly homeless single mother is getting her second degree - this time in nursing.


  • Keep persevering - MassBay class of 2017 graduates

    May 2017 - Keep persevering - MassBay class of 2017 graduates

    WELLESLEY – Denied emergency housing on a technicality, Lindsey Gaetani and her 1-year-old son suddenly became homeless. Then, Gaetani made a choice – a choice that led her three years later to stand before the Massachusetts Bay Community College class of 2017 on Thursday as their student commencement speaker.


  • MassBay Announces Heroic Boston Police Officer As The 55th Commencement Speaker

    May 2017 - MassBay Announces Heroic Boston Police Officer As The 55th Commencement Speaker

    MassBay Community College announced today, May 11, that MassBay Alumni and Boston Police Officer Jean JeanLouis, will be the keynote speaker for the College’s 55th Commencement on Thursday, May 18 at the Wellesley Hills campus.


  • On Campus: Raynor, Jimenez-Fox form perfect partnership on the court at MassBay

    May 2017 - On Campus: Raynor, Jimenez-Fox form perfect partnership on the court at MassBay

    Bill Raynor, as the saying goes, has probably forgotten more about basketball than many of us actually know. This past season, however, was one the man who has spent 42 years as a coach will not forget anytime soon.


  • Car show in Ashland drives interest in a career

    May 2017 - Car show in Ashland drives interest in a career

    Prospective students visited MassBay’s Automotive Technology Center on Eliot Street for MassBay's All-Vehicle show while people of all ages admired a variety of cars and other vehicles.


  • Auto Mechanics Needed To Relieve Industry Shortage

    April 2017 - Auto Mechanics Needed To Relieve Industry Shortage

    There’s a nationwide shortage of skilled workers in all the trades, but the auto industry is especially in a panic because the folks who fix our cars are aging out, and not enough people are coming in to replace them. Automotive programs like MassBay's in Ashland can help meet the growing demands of skilled technicians.


  • MassBay’s ‘chief cheerleader’

    April 2017 - MassBay’s ‘chief cheerleader’

    Lee Koh’s Seoul-to-Sudbury story is rich in human experience. There’s anxiety, opportunity, challenges and cultural assimilation. Ultimately, there’s purpose.


  • MassBay basketball coach Bill Raynor exits on a high note

    March 2017 - MassBay basketball coach Bill Raynor exits on a high note

    A coach for 42 seasons, including stints as an assistant at Division 1 schools Brown and Harvard and head coach at Holy Cross, Bill Raynor guided his MassBay team to its fourth New England junior college championship during his tenure.


  • MassBay Community College announces grant

    March 2017 - MassBay Community College announces grant

    MassBay Community College has been awarded $318,547 grant from Gov. Charlie Baker and the new Workforce Skills Capital Grants Program for the purchase of state-of-the-art technology and training equipment for the college’s STEM, health sciences and automotive programs. MassBay was one of 32 grant recipients, who received a total of $11.8 million for advanced technology and equipment during this grant period.


  • Boston Marathon 2017: Susan Maggioni for the MassBay Foundation

    March 2017 - Boston Marathon 2017: Susan Maggioni for the MassBay Foundation

    Dean of Business and Professional Studies Sue Maggioni is lacing up her sneakers and training for the Boston Marathon to help raise money for the MassBay Foundation and help more students access a MassBay education. First as a professor and now as an academic dean, Dean Maggioni has seen the tremendous, life-changing impact that a MassBay education has had on our graduates.


  • MassBay's Improbable March Madness Journey

    March 2017 - MassBay's Improbable March Madness Journey

    The men's basketball team at Massachusetts Bay Community College heads to Minnesota this week to compete in their fourth national junior college tournament. They have never won it but this year would be a great year to do so as their head coach, Bill Raynor, has announced he is retiring after more than 42 years on the job.


  • MassBay Mens Basketball and Coach on Fox25

    March 2017 - MassBay Mens Basketball and Coach on Fox25

    The Mass Bay Community College men's basketball team will compete in for the National Junior College Athletic Association's National Championship. Click link to see Coach Bill Raynor and the team on Fox25!


  • MassBay Awarded $318,547 Grant From Baker-Polito Administration

    March 2017 - MassBay Awarded $318,547 Grant From Baker-Polito Administration

    MassBay Community College in Wellesley, which has a campus on Flagg Drive in Framingham, was awarded $318,547 by the Baker-Polito Administration for the purchase vocational technical equipment and expand skills training programs for careers in growing industries.


  • MassBay Buccaneers Advance To Region XXI Championship Game

    March 2017 - MassBay Buccaneers Advance To Region XXI Championship Game

    The MassBay Community College men’s basketball team defeated Bristol Community College on Saturday, March 4, to advance to the finals of the Region XXI Championship game.


  • MassBay Defeats Gateway 84-83 in Quarterfinals of Region XXI Tourney

    March 2017 - MassBay Defeats Gateway 84-83 in Quarterfinals of Region XXI Tourney

    MassBay Community College’s men’s basketball team defeated Gateway Community College 84-83 in the quarterfinals of the Region XXI tournament at home on the Framingham campus.


  • Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago 'floored' after hearing fears of foreign students

    March 2017 - Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago 'floored' after hearing fears of foreign students

    An Iranian student at Massachusetts Bay Community College canceled one trip home to see her family and said she faced a dilemma in deciding whether to reschedule the visit. A Sudanese citizen whose parents live in Saudi Arabia is concerned he'd put his education at risk if he traveled back to renew his Saudi residency. An American citizen, originally from Brazil, said she's starting to feel like she and her family are not welcome.


  • State's higher ed chief hears from foreign students

    March 2017 - State's higher ed chief hears from foreign students

    MassBay students were among those who spoke to Department of Higher Education officials on Tuesday in Wellesley as Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago visited the school for a listening session with international and immigrant students who shared concerns about recent and forthcoming federal actions around immigration.


  • Auto repair students gear up for high-tech cars

    February 2017 - Auto repair students gear up for high-tech cars

    Were the setting a school cafeteria or gym rather than an industrial garage, it could be a science fair or a robotics competition. But this is a high school challenge of a slightly different kind. The 28 young people — mostly but not exclusively male — are students in automotive technology programs at area vocational schools, and the venue is Massachusetts Bay Community College’s Automotive Technology Center.


  • Transfer trailblazers in higher ed

    February 2017 - Transfer trailblazers in higher ed

    Taking articulation agreements between community colleges and four-year institutions to the next level with a focus on pre- and post-transfer success


  • High schoolers test auto repair skills in Ashland

    February 2017 - High schoolers test auto repair skills in Ashland

    Held at the Massachusetts Bay Community College Automotive Technology Center in Ashland, this year's Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association competition brought together 14 teams of two students each from vocational and comprehensive schools around the state.


  • MassBay student from Sudan voices concern after Trump's executive order

    February 2017 - MassBay student from Sudan voices concern after Trump's executive order

    Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Waqas Dirar is a proud Sudanese citizen. Dirar is a sophomore at MassBay Community College, and like many other international students, staff and faculty nationwide, President Trump's Jan. 27 Immigration Executive Order left him feeling full of fear and uncertainty about his future.


  • MassBay to host auto competition

    January 2017 - MassBay to host auto competition

    MassBay Community College, of Ashland, will host this year's Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association competition for high school students at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 in the MassBay Community College Automotive Technology Center, 270 Eliot St.


  • Former American Career Institute student from Framingham thankful for student loan relief

    January 2017 - Former American Career Institute student from Framingham thankful for student loan relief

    FRAMINGHAM - Danielle Ramos thought she was going to the correct school to put her on a positive career path. She had lost her banking job and officials at the American Career Institute encouraged her to study there to become a medical assistant. They said they would help her find a job and she wouldn't have to pay back loans for two years.


  • Massbay joins Boston tuition-free community college plan

    January 2017 - Massbay joins Boston tuition-free community college plan

    MassBay Community College is pleased to announce Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has expanded the City of Boston’s Tuition-Free Community College Plan, which pays for up to three years of community college for eligible Boston Public School graduates, to include MassBay as a participating college.


  • College shines spotlight on Ashland auto training center

    January 2017 - College shines spotlight on Ashland auto training center

    Seeking to expose both newly accepted and prospective students to the college’s automotive labs, MassBay Community College has scheduled a special event for Saturday, Jan. 7. The Automotive Technology Student Manufacturer’s Intern Lab Experience day and information session will start at 10 a.m. at the MassBay Automotive Technology Center in Ashland. Students will learn about the training center, its four sponsored major automotive brands — BMW, Toyota/Lexus, General Motors, and JEEP/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram


  • MassBay joins tuition-free program

    January 2017 - MassBay joins tuition-free program

    MassBay Community College is now offering free tuition to Boston Public School District graduates through a program aimed at guiding low-income students through college and toward a successful future.


  • MassBay Joins the City of Boston Tuition-Free Community College Plan

    January 2017 - MassBay Joins the City of Boston Tuition-Free Community College Plan

    “Increasing the choices for students enrolled in the Tuition-Free Community College Plan will further strengthen this successful program and allow us to reach more children,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, in a press release. “The more colleges that students can attend, the more pathways to economic stability we can provide for our young people.”